O-h-h-h, yes it can! "Police Helicopter Orders People Off Beaches, Hovers over Backyards Enforcing Australian Lockdown".
Worldwide, including the US of A, the COVID-related actions taken by governments represent an extended practice run for enforcing lockdowns and behavioral "mandates" over everything from climate change to "insurrections".
We didn't overthrow a monarchy in order to saddle ourselves with a dictatorial one-party state and its bureaucratic enforcement machinery. What is needed is a heaping helping of the old spirit...
Update Posted by Allen Skeens in the comments at Instapundit.